By Devon Jones
Walk All Over Waterloo is a monthly event hosted by the Waterloo Arts District, designed to highlight local artists, music, and local businesses. The event takes place on the first Friday of every month and is a family-friendly environment meant to attract and entertain those interested in experiencing the arts and culture scene within the Collinwood Neighborhood.
The event held July 2 featured live music, a photography exhibit of late photographer Stephen Bivens’ work and local businesses such as The Voss Edwards Studio. Bivens was an impassioned photographer, teacher and community advocate.
He was considered a “Photographer of the People” by fellow community members, and sought to positively impact the community of Collinwood and Cleveland at large by showcasing the connections we share. The exhibit marked the one year anniversary of Bivens’ death and featured never before seen pieces by the late photographer.
In addition to highlighting local artists, Waterloo Arts District | Waterloo Arts featured local businesses such as: The Voss Edwards Studio owned by Laila Voss and Bruce Edwards. Laila, a former pottery teacher and artist, and Bruce, a photographer and silk screen enthusiast, moved their studio location from Tremont to Waterloo, citing the vibrant community offered in Collinwood. This event is known throughout Cleveland for incorporating the ever-changing aspects of the neighborhood in which it resides.
Walk All Over Waterloo is a fun community event that offers a unique experience for patrons. This event takes place every first Friday of the month and features artists, musicians and local businesses. For more information on the Waterloo Art District please visit: Waterlooartsdistrict.org.